Outcome

Acrylic On Water Colour Paper

2016

Outcome is Faris' attempt to be part of the Japanese identity through the traditional Japanese art of paper folding known as Origami.

 

Although having a Japanese family name, the artist never identified myself as one. Born and raised in Singapore to a mixed heritage family, Faris has always felt that he couldn't identify with any particular race. In hopes to find a place where he could get the sense of belonging, he travelled to Japan.

 

The best-known model of Origami is the Japanese paper crane. He learned how to fold the Japanese paper crane but with only written instructions and no physical guidance as a reflection of him being part Japanese only on papers and had not grown up in a Japanese-cultured environment. The end results were anomalies of the Japanese crane.

 

This artwork was exhibited in Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice

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